Call for Papers

The 26th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2017) will be hosted by UCLan Cyprus, School of Sciences, Pyla, Cyprus.

The ISD2017 Conference theme: Advances in Methods, Tools and Management

New trends in developing information systems emphasize organizational aspects of their development and social aspects of the final product. The influence of information systems and technologies on organizational structures, processes and people is paralleled by the impact of new organizational structures and social dynamics on information systems development, functionality and management. The ISD2017 Conference focuses on these mutual influences in order to promote research into methodological issues and ways in which information systems designers are transforming organizations and society, with emphasis on Methods, Tools and Management.

ISD2017 will be organised around a number of new and well established tracks. See the description of the Conference Tracks for more information.

Submission of Papers:

ISD2017 is soliciting original, unpublished completed research papers and research-in-progress papers. All papers must be in English and submitted via the link below. For details about paper formatting see the Submission Details. All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer-review process.
To ensure broad participation, each author should normally not submit more than 3 papers.

Publication of Papers:

The ISD Proceedings will be published in the AIS eLibrary. Note: To be included in the proceedings, a paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. In addition, a selection of the best papers (by invitation) will be published Springer as a separate volume of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organization series (indexed by Scopus; subject to final approval).

Important Dates:

  • April 15, 2017 – Paper Submission Deadline April 29, 2017 - Extended and final
  • June 15, 2017 – Notification of Acceptance
  • July 14, 2017 – Camera-ready Paper
  • July 21, 2017 – Early-bird Registration
  • September 6-8, 2017 – ISD2017 Conference

Conference Tracks

The ISD2017 conference emphasizes a number of new and well established tracks. Click on the track title to see the details on conference tracks, topics and track chairs.

ISD2017 Cyprus

T1: Information Systems Methodologies and Modelling

Track description:

Information Systems Methodologies and Modelling have been changing considerably through time. Once synonymous of blueprinting for the coding of solutions from scratch, they nowadays must account for a mature software market, where complex solutions, such as ERPs, CRMs, and Business Process Management (BPM) systems can be acquired and integrated to address the business needs.

On top of that, a lot of those solutions are now sourced from the cloud, in the form of Software-as-a-Service. Finally, as services account for around 70% of the GDP of developed economies, methodologies and modelling must also evolve to encompass the design of those services and their underlying information systems.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • User involvement, user experience design, human computer interaction, assistive technologies;
  • Agility in IS development
  • Model-driven development, domain engineering, aspect oriented programming
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • BPM and Intelligence
  • Integration and interoperability
  • IS modelling and simulation
  • IS for micro, small and large enterprises
  • Business transactions for large-scale data
  • Semantics in business modelling
  • Multidimensional modelling and queries
  • Business performance management
  • Business process optimization
  • Business process simulation
  • Business process analysis and design
  • Collaborative, participative, and interactive modelling (CPI Modelling)
  • Organizations and Cloud Computing

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Track chairs:

Małgorzata Pańkowska, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
ISD2017 Cyprus

T2: Managing IS Development

Track description:

We are in the amazing period of change. Information systems and underlying infrastructure are becoming increasingly complex and costly to implement and maintain. New approaches for the design, development, assessment, and management of information technology and systems within organizations, businesses, and societies are needed to handle the complexity in data management and diversity in semantic processing of the information systems. The “Managing IS Development” track at ISD 2016 will aim at promoting research directions and share practical experiences on managing IS development by providing a forum where academic and industrial researchers on different areas can share and disseminate ideas and experiences related to innovative practices, methods and technologies. Authors are invited to submit papers describing original research in all areas related to managing IS development.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • ICT governance
  • Strategies and philosophical aspects of ICT
  • Emerging issues in managing IS development
  • Interdisciplinary problems in IS research and development
  • Human factors in IS development
  • Enterprise Architecture Management
  • Knowledge management for IS development
  • Service oriented IS engineering
  • Quality of Service
  • Quality of IS models and design
  • Model-driven development and technologies
  • Agile enterprise models and architectures
  • ICT project management
  • Architectural cloud models, data storage and computation in the cloud
  • Monitoring and auditing in the cloud
  • Cloud-based IS engineering
  • Resource virtualization, virtual meeting and teleworking
  • Business driven Service Level Management
  • Business ICT alignment
  • Business continuity management
  • DevOps for IS development
  • Micro-services in ISD
  • IoT-driven and -enabled IS Development Complexity issues in managing ISD

Track chairs:

Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
ISD2017 Cyprus

T3: ISD Education

Track description:

This track aims to bring together researchers, professionals, and practitioners dealing with various aspects of the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational approaches, methods, artifacts, learning objects, and educational e- and m-activities to creatively seek for sustainable, viable, effective, and efficient educational systems in ISD and other areas. The track invites submissions on theoretical foundations and examples of good practice related to the design, implementation, evaluation, adoption, and use of information systems in formal and informal educational contexts in ISD and other areas.

Track topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Collaborative learning, Web-based learning communities, educational system design
  • Education for information system development
  • Learning-oriented devices and networks, learning-oriented technologies
  • e-Learning & m-Learning tools and platforms, embedded systems education, wearable computers and Education, multimedia environment for teaching
  • Education in developing regions
  • Scientific information management
  • Collaboration Systems Based on Emerging Technologies
  • Computer Supported Knowledge Management
  • Deployment, Organization, and Management of Learning Objects
  • Design and Assessment of Educational Artifacts and Activities
  • Development, Deployment, Maintenance, and Evaluation of ISE
  • Digital Literacy
  • E-Learning, M-Learning, and Ubiquitous Learning
  • Serious Games and Virtual Worlds for Learning
  • Human Factors and Affective Computing for Learning
  • Instructional Design and Pedagogical Issues in Computer Supported Learning
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Personal Learning Environments (PLEs)
  • Personalized and Adaptive Learning
  • Semantic Web, Ontologies, and Learning
  • Social and Crowd Computing in Educational Environment
  • Social Media and Learning
  • User-Generated Content
  • HCI Issues in ISD for Education
  • Curriculum development for ISD
  • ISD and Teaching of Programming
  • Continuing education in ISD

Track chairs:

Irene Polycarpou, UCLan Cyprus, Cyprus
Tihomir Orehovački, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula
Mark Freeman, University of Wollongong, Australia
ISD2017 Cyprus

T6: Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in ISD

Track description:

Topics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • Incorporating HCI perspective into system development lifecycle
  • Methods and techniques for user-centred IS development
  • Physical, cognitive and affective aspects of HCI design
  • Understanding the user - User-Oriented design approaches
  • Supporting individual users, their qualities, preferences, and actions
  • Bridging the gap between satisfying organizational needs and supporting human users
  • Usability and accessibility issues along with evaluation techniques and metrics
  • User interface design and assessment for all types of organizational and business applications
  • Human factor issues
  • Issues related to learning and training, including perceptual, cognitive and motivational aspects of learning

Track chairs:

Panayiotis Zaphiris, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Dijana Plantak Vukovac, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Croatia
ISD2017 Cyprus

T7: Cognitive Science

Track description:

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Data mining
  • Text mining
  • Intelligent agents
  • Content development
  • e-publishing
  • Information retrieval
  • Knowledge engineering
  • Knowledge networks
  • Business Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Web navigation
  • Cognition and perception by humans and machines
  • Knowledge representation
  • Language acquisition and processing
  • Machine learning in ISD

Track chair:

Andreas Andreou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University, Czech Republic
ISD2017 Cyprus

T8: Security and Privacy in ISD

Track description:

Security and privacy are fundamental requirements in information systems (IS) development, yet often they are overlooked leading to IS compromisation. In order to effectively protect the operation of IS, security and privacy should be considered throughout an IS life cycle. In addition, securing information systems is challenging as a number of elements interact and need to be taken into consideration, including people, data, software, hardware, procedures and networks. This track will address security and privacy issues in the design, modelling, implementation, deployment, assessment and overall management of IS. Authors are invited to submit papers of either practical or theoretical nature, describing original contributions in all aspects of security and privacy in ISD.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Authentication, privacy and security models
  • Security and usability
  • Network and distributed systems security
  • Human aspects of security and privacy
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Threat profiling
  • Resilience
  • Adaptability of security
  • Security and privacy policies
  • Security and privacy metrics
  • Trust management
  • Security and privacy in wireless, adhoc and sensor networks
  • Security awareness and education
  • Vulnerability analysis and countermeasures
  • Protection, intrusion detection and response
  • Cloud security and privacy
  • Risk management
  • Data and application security
  • Anonymity
  • Security testing
  • Security frameworks, architectures and protocols

Track chairs:

Eliana Stavrou, UCLan Cyprus, Cyprus
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece

T12: General topics in ISD

Track description:

The everyday practice of information systems development is very diverse. Application domains, analysis and design techniques, programming languages, development paradigms, and project strategies can all vary over different spectra. Many information systems development projects often fail to deliver the expected benefits. Current trends in the development of information systems are in linking users and databases across functional and organizational boundaries and at the same time increasing the importance of organizational factors. Risks of failure in ISD projects increase where no participant has a global view or control of the activities. Hardware and software are components of a more complex socio-technical ensemble that includes people, work processes, and institutional and cultural factors.

Information systems development is becoming increasingly important aspect of transforming organizations and society. Issues like design methods, models and evaluation techniques, methodological aspects of ISD and novel IS domains are main areas of contribution of this track. Additionally, in the area of project management, focus on topics like design methods, models and evaluation techniques, methodological aspects of Project Management within ISD and novel IS domains are main areas of contribution of this track.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Innovation in ISD
  • ISD for Entrepreneurship
  • ISD and Social Networks
  • Internet technologies and Web services
  • Wireless applications
  • Multimedia applications
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Interoperability
  • Offshoring and globalisation of software development
  • Digital business strategy and governance
  • Model-driven engineering in ISD
  • Agile and participatory development
  • Social and organizational factors in the success or failure of ISD project
  • The Role of workers knowledge and resources
  • The Impact of ISD project organizational performance, strategy and innovation
  • Societal impacts of ISD
  • Case Studies and Experience Reports

Track chairs:

Michael Lang, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Andreas Pamboris, UCLan Cyprus, Cyprus
Gabriel Panis, Cyta, Cyprus

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The ISD Proceedings will be published in the AIS Electronic Library. Note: To be included in the proceedings, a paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The best papers (by invitation) will be published by Springer as a separate volume of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organization series (indexed by Scopus; subject to final approval)


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